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NFL Games Today TV Schedule: Raiders-Bengals kick off Wild Card Weekend

What's the TV schedule for NFL games today? Here's the info you need as to who plays and when -- don't miss any of Saturday's action!

The NFL postseason is here. The NFL TV schedule features seven games for Super Wild Card Weekend as the No. 1 seeds enjoy a week of rest — today’s playoff action will be AFC-packed. The Las Vegas Raiders head to Paul Brown Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bengals. When the action wraps up there, our attention turns to the north for the third matchup between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills this season. Continue reading below to find out when and where you can watch these NFL games today on Wild Card Weekend.

NFL Saturday Games Today TV Schedule | Super Wild Card Weekend

In the 2020-2021 season, Wild Card Weekend featured three games on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday features just two postseason NFL games today, with a playoff Monday Night Football game debuting in the 2021-2022 season.

Las Vegas Raiders (10-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-7)

  • Channel: NBC
  • Start time: 4:30 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • NBCSports App
    • Peacock
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

The kick heard around the league — at least that’s what it felt like when Daniel Carlson punched in the final field goal to send the Raiders to the playoffs. It was a thrilling game between the Raiders and Chargers to end the regular season, but now Las Vegas’ real test begins.

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The Bengals’ offense has been enthralling this season due to QB Joe Burrow’s unwavering poise under center. Burrow was sacked 51 times this season. While the left side has done well this year, the right side has struggled immensely. This offensive line dilemma makes Cincinnati’s matchup with the Raiders even more intriguing. DE Maxx Crosby has been an absolute wrecking ball this year. Look no further than Week 18’s dominance over Chargers RT Storm Norton. The Bengals should still get a few of their home run plays off, but Burrow will be feeling the heat from Crosby all evening.

The Bengals will need their defense to step things up at home after giving up the 28th-most points this season when playing at Paul Brown. Today’s postseason NFL game will be a high-scoring affair, but Cincinnati gets its first playoff victory since 1991.

New England Patriots (10-7) at Buffalo Bills (10-7)

  • Channel: CBS
  • Start time: 8:15 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Paramount+
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

Pats vs. Bills: Part III. Buffalo won the AFC East crown for the second year in a row. Of course, their two-year run comes after New England’s 11-year run of AFC East titles. Both teams entered Week 18 with an opportunity to win the division. New England needed Buffalo to lose, but that didn’t matter after losing 33-24 to the Dolphins.

Who wins the rubber match?

The first round in Buffalo was a night to remember and will be remembered for quite some time. However, Bill Belichick will not win this time by rushing the ball 46 times and having rookie QB Mac Jones throw 3 passes.

While temperatures in Orchard Park, New York, will be between 0-5 degrees Fahrenheit, the snow globe will not be in effect in this NFL game today. The wind gusts will only be a high of 14 miles per hour, which will not hamper the Bills’ offense nearly as much as the first matchup.

While Jones is starting to experience the effects of cold weather in New England, there haven’t been many nights like this during his young career. The limitations of the Patriots’ offense have become evident. If Buffalo goes up two possessions, can New England count on Jones to make the plays to keep them in the game?

Rushing attacks travel well this time of year, and the Patriots are one of the best rushing offenses in the league. Nonetheless, Jones will have to make plays against a Bills defense that has built momentum down the stretch. The Patriots will give a valiant effort in this NFL game today, but Bills QB Josh Allen will be too much for New England to keep up with.

Super Wild Card Weekend Schedule: Saturday

  • Las Vegas Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals
    • Start Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills
    • Start Time: 8:15 PM ET

Sunday

  • Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Start Time: 1 PM ET
  • San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys
    • Start Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs
    • Start Time: 8:15 PM ET

Monday

  • Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams
    • Start Time: 8:15 PM ET

Should your team be knocked out of the playoffs and you want to see what options they might have in the offseason, be sure to check out PFN’s Mock Draft Simulator with trades and be the pilot of your team’s offseason journey.

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